It's always fun coming to Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge and hanging out with friends and the CMA crowd! It was great seeing the old faces and meeting new ones!!
Friday was a strange day of...'Is it ever going to warm up'.....to......'I don't remember seeing snow in the forecast????'
10 of us headed out for a ride (6 KLRs, 1 XR650L, 1 F650, 1 DRZ400, and 1 Tiger 955i).....stopped by the old Almond Depot for a pic!
Couple of pics and video of us coming up Tellico Gap!
After Tellico Gap, we stopped in Kyle for a quick store lunch/break. Our plan was to go ride the new asphalt on FS711. We went south on Wayah Rd. as a little rain started moving in..... we were going to run FS711 north. Well, just as we got on 711, the snow started coming down pretty good! It made for a pretty ride, but the new pavement was very wet.....and knowing we still had a lot of elevation to gain, we decided to not continue since I couldn't tell when the wet stopped and the ice began!!!
We made our way back to Nantahala Lake and since David was in some serious pain with his back, he decided to head back to camp.....taking half the crew with him. 4 of us decided to keep pushing on.....
Here we are on Tusquitee Gap!
Chunky Gal hiking trail crosses at the gap........this trail connects Fires Creek WMA with the AT!